Well, the challenge was successful and Renatha Francis is out. The Governor appointed Jamie Grosshans, 41, in her place. Grosshams was appointed to the county bench when she was 38. Of the choices DeSantis had from the JNC list, many said that Grosshans was the most right wing and her reputation is certainly more conservative than Francis. Does anyone have any experience before her either in county, circuit, or the 5th?
Meantime, DeSantis said that Francis should now be considered for a federal seat in the Southern District of Florida. Currently David Leibowitz is still up for Judge Moreno's seat, but there has been no movement there in a while. Leibowitz is a great guy; smart and personable. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If Biden is elected in November, will there be enough time for Trump to fill Moreno's seat?